Your world-class education begins here as you take part in research that makes a difference and learn under lecturers committed to student success. Through supervised professional placements and small class sizes, you'll develop the knowledge and skills a successful career demands.
A degree and a job is important, and one of the best ways to become valuable to employers is to study an accredited course like the one offered at JCU. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is fully accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA, NUCAP Accreditation).
One of the best things about being involved in sports science is using technology to improve the way we move and heal. At JCU you'll have the opportunity to put your skills into practice at the Sport & Exercise Science Movement Analysis Laboratory. This learning centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to help you grasp all the neuromuscular and biomechanical processes of human movement.
As you work alongside professionals in advanced biomechanical consultation for sports and orthopaedics, you'll learn how to use high-speed cameras and the latest 3D software, among other technologies, to deepen your understanding of how we move and what will help us to move and heal better.
Experience has no substitute, and your sports science university courses at JCU will be complemented by regular practical placements. You'll work within the community and in supervised professional situations to grow your skills and apply the things you've learned in the lab and in lectures.
As a sports scientist, you could work with people from every walk of life, and your practical placements through JCU will help you learn how to communicate with people from many cultures and backgrounds. You'll especially come to understand the healthcare challenges facing some of Australia's most marginalised people in rural and remote areas.
As you prepare yourself for a career, you need access to experienced professionals in exercise, sport, and human physiology and psychology. By studying at a sports science university, you'll work side-by-side with athletes and key professionals in every field and grow your network of connections you will use throughout your career.
Sound Science Foundation
Be ready for the jobs of the future through a sports science degree that gives you a strong foundation in the key sciences related to sport and exercise. At JCU, you'll spend time studying the anatomy of the human body and how it moves. You will also learn how to appraise and evaluate current debates in cognitive psychology as you learn how humans use memory, problem-solving, and perception.
One of the best things about working in sport and exercise is seeing the positive change that comes from following your data-driven plans. Learn how to base those effective plans on accurate observation as you master the physics and underlying mathematics that control how you observe and make decisions.